Midterm: Fall 2015
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1. The caste system in in India is called _.
a. rankings system
b. class warfare
c. varna system
d. public service
2. While modern Hindus have
Test One: Religion in Prehistoric and Indigenous Cultures
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1. In the context of religion, the term _refers to religion in an
original state, usually in small tribal cult
Identrﬁ the choice that best compieres the statement or answers the question.
1. The more inclusive major division of Buddhism is the
2. Who were the ﬁrs
Idem/1752 the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
I. In Confucian teachings, the “silver rule” is represented by
b. Li Ji.
_ 2. The Analects represents the teachings of
Religious Studies 101 Exam 1
Neanderthal: The first human ancestors to have a religious belief system.
Cro Magnon: The First early members of the species Homo Sapiens
Ochre: Cro-Magnons would pour Red ochre on the body during burial, possibly signifying t
Buddhism - Originally started out as a philosophy. Now a religion.
Buddha - The awakened one
Siddhartha Gautama - The founder of Buddhism. He was born as a prince in a Kshatriya
caste. He was always shielded from the rest of the world by his father b/c
World Religions: Fall 2015
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1. In the Jain faith, _ is the term used to refer to living
beings as opposed to non-sentient/non-livi
Study Guide: Jain Tradition
Ahimsa: non-violence, a goal pursued to remarkable lengths and applications in
Digambara: the sky-glad branch of Jains, stronger in southern Indian, who as
part of their ascetic practice have traditio
Study Guide: Chinese Religions
Ahimsa commonly thought of as non-violence or non harming can be seen in
everyday life of the Jains dietary habits. All Jains are vegetarians because they
believe harming an animal is violent. Fasting is an exam
Mao ZeDong: a Han Chinese revolutionary, political theorist and communist
leader. He led the People's Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in
1949 until his death in 1976.Cultural Revolution (1966-76): a violent mass
Historians understand the origin of Buddhism to have begun with Shakamunis
enlightenment and then the passing of Shakamuni. Following this was the
accession of King Ashoka. These are just a few of the things that historians base
Study Guide: Korean and Japanese Religions
Practice of the eight fold path can liberate a person from rebirth because it has the
ability to put an end to desire which puts an end to suffering. This in cause
liberates a person from rebirth.
Li and qi (for Zhu Xi): li; the principles that constitute all things. Qi; ether or matterenergy
Hun: group of nomadic people who, appearing from beyond the Volga, migrated
into Europe c. AD 370 and built up an enormous empire in Europe. Since De
Shakyamuni: Sage of the Shaky clan. A title used to refer to the historical figure
of Siddhartha Guatama, the Buddha.
Siddhartha: birth name of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha.
Gautama: also known as sakyamuni, he is the primary figure in Buddhis
Study Guide: Buddhist Tradition
The major teachings of Zhu Xi were concerning the philosophy of the Great
Ultimate, and his concept of li. He also added commentaries on the Four Books
and integrated them into his teachings.
According the Daodej
Shen: a central word in Chinese philosophy, religion, terms for God, and
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Mandate of Heaven: the ancient Chinese concept of a divine right to rule that is
nevertheless subject to forfeiture if the king is a tyrant.